Exam On:
7th May 2023

Medical Council of India (MCI) / National Medical Commission (NMC) screening test is also commonly known as Foreign Medical Graduates Examination (FMGE), is a national level licensure examination conducted twice a year by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) which is compulsory for foreign medical graduates for getting the permanent or provisional registration with MCI/NMC or other State Medical Council which will be held on 18th June, 2021.

Thet FMGE Screening Test was introduced by the Screening Test Regulations in the year 2002.The students who want to appreaded for MCI/NMC Screening Test/FMGE Exam they can get the application form & downloaded from the official website of NBE

The Medical Council of India/National Medical Commission has the sole responsibility of maintaining the rules and regulations of the medical colleges and the universities and certifying the students who are in the medical course with the recognition of doctors.

Summary of FMGE Exam or MCI/NMC Screening Test


June 18th, 2021

Examination Held

Online (Computer based exam)

Exam Pattern

Multiple choice question

No. of Questions

300 (150 question in each paper)

Negative Marking

No, negative marking


All subjects taught at MBBS level

Language of the Question Paper


Eligibility Criteria (Passing the Exam)

150 out of 300

Examination Fees

Rs. 5,500 ( it is non-refundable)

No. of Attempts (Exam)

No, restrictions on number of attempts

MCI/NMC Highest Passing Percentage Ratio by Country

FMGE Exam Fees (Non-refundable)

  • The total fee for taking the FMGE exam is Rs. 5,500/- which is non-refundable.

  • The payment for the application form can be made through either payment gateway or credit or debit card.

FMGE Exam Pattern 2021

The examination leading expert, National Board of Examinations (NBE), will announce the exam pattern of FMGE exam in its information bulletin.The FMGE exam will be conducted online which is a computer-based test. The exam will have a total of 300 multiple choice questions in two part which will be conducted in the English language. The exam will be divided into two part papers - the first part will be conducted in the morning session and the second part will be taken in the afternoon session consisting of 150 questions each. Below are the important pieces of information regarding the FMGE Exam one should keep in mind while sitting for MCI/NMC screening test/FMGE exam:

Information of FMGE Exam Pattern 2021 (Overview)

  • Exam will be online (Computer base).

  • The FMGE exam is divided into 2 parts - first in the morning session and second in the evening session.

  • The duration of each part of the exam is 2 hours and 30 minutes

  • Both part contains each 150 multiple choice questions.

  • There is a short break between the two parts of examination.

  • There will be multiple-choice questions (MCQs) asked in the exam with single correct response.

  • The weightage of multiple choice question in each section will vary, National Board of Examinations (NBE) has the authority to alter the marks of the questions.

  • No negative marking.

FMGE Exam - Eligibility Criteria

  • Student must be an Indian citizen or abroad citizen of India.

  • The Student must be completed the primary medical qualification, which is accepted by the Indian Embassy & to be recognised as a medical practitioner in the country.

  • The student looking for provisional or permanent registration and holding undergraduate medical qualification from - New Zealand, United Kingdom, Australia, USA, Australia is recognised for enrolment as medical practitioner in that country, then the candidate need not to qualify the FMGE exam.

  • It is compulsory to provide required documents proof to support candidates passed final examination and primary medical qualification.

  • For candidates it is better to read the screening test rules & regulations on Graduate Medical Education and the Eligibility Certificate Regulations issued by the MCI ( Medical Council of India) / NMC (National Medical Commission)

Applicants Documents Required (FMGE Exam 2021)

  • Date of birth proof

  • Copy of applicant passport/Nationality Proof (e.g. Voters ID, Pan Card)

  • Copy of 10+2 result certificate issued by the respective Board of Examination

  • Certificate of passing primary medical qualification i.e. MBBS or equivalent with mark sheet.

  • Copies of degrees need to be submitted by the candidate which is duly attested by a Gazetted Officer and self-certified. The degrees should be attested by the Embassy of India.

  • Internship certificate (if any which is done abroad)

  • Eligibility certificate issued by MCI/NMC (if available)

  • If the certificates are in language other than English / Hindi. (need to be translated copies).

  • Equivalence Certificate : From Association of Indian Universities (for 10+2 abroad)

How to Contact MCI/NMC?

If you need to reach to MCI/NMC then you can search the address with Medical Council of India/National Medical Commission address which is situated in New Delhi.

MCI/NMC Address (Delhi)
Pocket- 14 , Sector – 8, Dwarka Phase -1
New Delhi – 110077, INDIA

New Toll-free Number : 1800111154 ( from 9.30AM to 6.00 PM )

Phone No’s : +91-11-25367033, 25367035, 25367036, 25367037

Fax – General : +91-11-25367024, 25367028

Email :



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The announcements regarding the examinations and other details are provided in MCI/NMC latest news section of the website.

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